Day 1 of Paris was a self-proclaimed success after many sights were seen, tons of photos taken and a ridiculous amount of pavement being pounded.
With some continued “joie de vivre” in my step, I set out for my second day in Paris beginning with the Louvre. It was a beautiful day and the pyramid was glistening, it was going to be a good day.
As I confessed in my last entry, I can barely stay inside the lines when I color and my knowledge of art is pretty much on the same level. So needless to say, I made good use of the plaques explaining what I was looking at. I’m going to assume that everybody knows more about what’s in the Louvre than I do!
The pictures shall speak for themselves…
OMG what are the chances that other people had the same idea of checking out the Mona Lisa!?
I apologize for the close-up of myself, but I was so happy to find a nice stranger who actually took the time to take a proper shot. It was neat (do people still say neat?) to see the Mona Lisa, but I felt that the hype didn’t match the actuality of seeing it.
Surrounded by all this art, I felt inspiration. I failed, I know.
I must have walked for an hour surrounded by everything Egyptian and didn’t even see a 1/4 of what was there.
A massive and I mean massive statue of an Egyptian Pharaoh that didn’t quite make it back in one piece. If I read the plaque correctly, the statue measured 10 metres and weighed about 2.6 tons.
I guess when you’re 10 metres tall, you better be able to find big shoes!
Venus de Milo and almost a perfect shot!
Ahh, that’s better.
After filling up my art quota and still having a bunch of things to check out in Paris, I made my way towards my next destination. At least I know i’m on the right street to get to the Arc de Triomphe.
My touristy pictures continue, this time in front of the Arc de Triomphe. Thank you random kind husband and wife for taking this picture.
I could have had anything to eat in Paris and for some reason I had a major craving for Pad Thai. Not the best I’ve ever had but definitely the nicest view while eating it.
The wandering continued to a funky little square with performers and this fun little photo.
Street crêpes, anyone? If you want to make them yourself, it’s super easy!
Got my game-face on for one final project before I leave Paris.
In the evening, the Eiffel Tower is lit up and every hour on the hour. There’s also a light show that has it sparkle like a Christmas tree. I made myself a dinner picnic of baguette, cheese and wine. I was just missing someone to share it with…next time!